There’s Room for Only One God in This Platform

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The 2012 Republican Party platform mentions “God” twelve times. The 2012 Democratic Party platform does not mention “God” at all, but does mention Obama, 141 times. The Republican platform mentions Mitt Romney only once, in the Preamble.

The Republican platform reaffirms “that our rights come from God, are protected by government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed.”

The Democratic platform mentions rights almost always in relation to collective bargaining for unions, Indian rights, cultural rights or gay rights. Under “Rights and Freedoms”, the only general right not specific to a single group that is mentioned, is the Right to Bear Arms and the Democratic Party calls for curtailing the Second Amendment with “reasonable legislation.” The only mention of universal rights is abroad. All rights, it is implied come from the administration of Barack Obama.

The Republican platform mentions the “Constitution” 61 times. The Democratic platform mentions it six times. Once to support a constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform. Once to opposite constitutional amendments barring gay marriage. Twice to limit partnerships with religious groups. Once more to applaud Obama’s Supreme Court picks. And finally one last time, the old document is mentioned, in defense of maintaining a soft policy toward Islamist terrorists.

There’s only room for one god in this platform and he makes his own rights and writes his own constitutions. And you have no rights but those he gives you. Chicago is the new Jerusalem.

  • chaz11222

    Mentioning God? The Republicans god is MONEY, as their billionaire altar boys scurry around….
    Those who would destroy Social Security & voucher Medicare to death, and who readily admit they “don’t care about the very poor” should stop, remember, and take to heart the words “Whatsoever you do for the least of these – you do for me”.
    Our Founding Fathers wisely realized that politics, secular power, and religion do not mix. That it would bring out the worst in each other. That ultimately they would destroy each other, and us, in the process.

    • Omar

      America is not a theocracy, Chazz. The huge difference between America and the Islamists in the Middle East is that we recognize the freedom of religion in our country. You should read The New Leviathan to learn the truth about the left and money, and how leftist organizations make far more money than conservative organizations.

    • judahlevi

      Chaz is an example of a typical Democrat with very little insight into anything. Talking points substitute for critical thinking.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "should stop, remember, and take to heart the words “Whatsoever you do for the least of these – you do for me”.

      OK

      "Our Founding Fathers wisely realized that politics, secular power, and religion do not mix."

      Which is it? Do you expect the government to take over the traditional role of charity for the church or not?

  • g_jochnowitz

    There are many religions that people believe in or have believed in. They are united by a single element: the belief that gods are pranksters. http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/PranksAndGodsPol

  • yossibarnegev

    Hmmmm, let's see. God mentioned: Republicans – 12x Democrats – 0x
    Romney mentioned: – 1x Obama mentioned – 141x
    Constitution: Republicans – 61x Democrats – 6x

    Pretty much says it all, doesn't it?

  • Guest

    Lol!

  • Tanstaafl jw

    I am the God Zeus. Because my believers are all dead, I am forced to communicate with mortals over this pesky Internet.

    I am more than willing to be a god on the Democratic Platform. I will stand next to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She is devious and deceitful. Certainly a change over Hera, the goddess of the hearth.

  • Glenn Koons

    The fury of Dick Durbin when questioned on this shows how much the Dems want to avoid any comparisons. They are the Abortion Convention as if every American female voter waits breathlessly each day for Dems to tell them they can kill kids in and outside the womb. Please. What about Jobs, energy, gas pump prices, border solutions, foreign policy protection for all our citizens and allies, scandals, debt, deficits, taxes, regs, spending??? None of this impacts females????? If women in America are that shallow , we are already doomed.

  • judahlevi

    Democrats worship skin color or gender, two things that a person has no control over. What does your skin color or gender say about you? Absolutely nothing.

    Democrats have an Ameriocentric view of everything. They don't even realize that hispanics, as a group, outnumber non-hispanics by millions in the Western Hemisphere. They actually consider them a "minority group" when from the Mexico border and south there are nothing but hispanics.

    And of course they worship Obama (primarily because of his skin color) not G-d. Therefore, Obama is mentioned 141 times and the word G-d is taken out of their platform altogether. These are not trivia details – they are very revealing of the beliefs of most Democrats.

    Republicans believe in individuals, not skin colors or genders. The smallest minority is an individual.

  • JimK

    I believe that the affect of the Tea Party movement combined with horrible optics of the modern Dem party in their wholehearted embrace of Islam, abortion and gay marriage will be an electoral revolution that will make 2010 look mild. More like a tsunami than a landslide. They have done everything in their power to diss large segments of their traditional base in the unions and among blacks. They might not vote for Mitt, but they'll find something else to do on Election day rather than voting for the Won.